Hello World

This blog is about intentional living. It’s about aligning the elements of your life deliberately instead of accepting the defaults “because that’s the way it’s always been”. It’s about living life to the fullest in order to maximize happiness.

This includes big questions and small ones alike. Everything from “should I get remarried?” to“should I chop my own onions or buy them pre-chopped?”

I hope to cover the following topics:

  • work/life balance
  • time management
  • anti-materialism
  • frugality
  • minimalism
  • financial independence and early retirement
  • sustainability
  • self reliance / preparedness
  • stoicism
  • epicureanism
  • gardening
  • book reviews
  • life hacks
  • recipes
  • product reviews

Some of these directly conflict with each other. That’s pretty normal when you’re optimizing. In design, we say “good, fast, cheap… pick two”. Most of life is about balancing trade-offs. That is also true when you are designing your life.

The rest is about eliminating the frustrations in your life that serve no purpose but you tolerate anyway.

The idea is to design your life they way you want it and optimize it so it’s as good as you can make it.